Business Visa (DN1) in Vietnam

Currently, foreigners entering to work will be granted Business Visa with the symbol DN1.

According to Article 8, Law No. 47/2014 / QH13 on entry, exit, transit, and residence for foreigners in Vietnam, as amended by Law No. 51/2019 / QH14, stipulates:

“DN1 – Issued to foreigners working with other enterprises and organizations with legal status according to the provisions of Vietnamese law.”

Thus, DN1 visas will be issued to foreigners working with enterprises and organizations in Vietnam.

I. CONDITIONS FOR ISSUANCE OF BUSINESS VISA (DN1) FOR FOREIGNERS INTO VIETNAM

According to Article 10 of Law No. 47/2014 / QH13, conditions for granting a visa are as follows:

–  Foreigners must have a passport or international travel document;

–  Foreigners are invited or guaranteed by agencies, organizations or individuals in Vietnam;

–  Foreigners are not included in the cases that have not yet allowed entry.

In addition, to prove the purpose of entry into Vietnam for some special cases, when applying for a visa to a foreigner, they must submit the documents proving the purpose of entry.

Ii. BUSINESS VISA PERIOD (DN1)

Under the provisions of Law No. 47/2014 / QH13, the Business Visa (DN1) granted to foreigners will be valid for no more than 12 months.

Note: For the case of Passport or international travel document of a foreigner valid for less than 12 months. Business Visa (DN1) will be issued with a term shorter than the validity period of the Passport or international travel document at least 30 days.

Iii. APPLICATION FOR A BUSINESS VISA (DN1)

Organizations and companies inviting or sponsoring foreigners to work in Vietnam must prepare and submit sponsorship dossiers to apply for DN Visa for foreigners.

An application for a Business Visa (DN1) for a foreigner includes:

–  A written request for immigration approval for foreigners (Form NA2);

–  A document introducing the seal and signature of the authorized person of the organization (Form NA16);

–  A certified copy of the enterprise registration certificate of the inviting or guaranteeing organization or enterprise;

–  The work schedule of foreigners at organizations and enterprises;

–  Letter of Introduction.

Iv. ORDER OF ISSUING BUSINESS VISA (DN1)

Any organization or business that invites or guarantees a foreigner shall submit a set of application for a Business Visa (DN1) to the foreigner at the Immigration Department where the head office is located.

Within 5 working days from the date of receiving a complete and valid application, the Immigration Department will consider the application for visa approval for foreigners.

In case of approval, the Immigration Department will issue a letter approving the entry approval of the organization or enterprise and send a notice to the Vietnam’s Embassy/ Consulate or the international border gate where a foreigner can receive a visa.

STT CONTENT GOVERNMENT FEE
1 Visa is valid for one time USD 25/ Visa
2 Visa is valid for many times:
        a Type is valid up to 03 months USD 50/ Visa
        b Valid for more than 3 months to 06 months USD 95/ Visa
        c Valid for more than 6 months to 01 year USD 135/ Visa